Actually, this is printing 3.0, because it is three dimensional printing. This printer, by DesktopFactory, is the first desktop-size 3D printer, measuring only 20x20x25 Inch. It can print items of a maximum size of 5x5x5 Inch in a durable plastic material. According to Desktop Factory, this means that you can build functional models from the bottom up, one layer at a time. According to us, this means that you can print your own golf balls, action figures, or just one of your own weird creations.

With a price varying from 5 to 7K (in US dollars, that is), it is not even a giant investment for professional designers, engineers and schools. These things used to cost around $15,000. Ok, $7,000 still is not cheap, but hey! You can print in 3D! You can also use a professional high speed printer and print enough paper to make your own 3D model of paper mache.

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  justin 2009-09-18 11:49:22
That's kind of cool, although I don't think I'd have much use for it. It seems like it would make a designer's job a lot easier.


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